For the majority of users, the automatic DNS management build into DirectAdmin will suffice. DirectAdmin automatically adds and removes DNS records as needed.
Users who wish to do their own detailed management of their domain's DNS have two choices.
If your account type includes DNS Management, it will be enabled if you so request. Then you can exert detailed control over your domain's DNS. After following the "DNS Management" link on the DirectAdmin control panel, you can add, remove, and modify DNS records of types A, NS, MX, CNAME, and TXT.
Once we have enabled DNS management for your account, you become 100% responsible for providing your own technical support for all problems that are actually or probably related to your DNS.
If you wish, you may maintain your domain's DNS elsewhere. To achieve this, instead of having the NS records for your domain's nameservers point to our nameservers, simply maintain your own nameservers and add the DNS records as needed on your own nameservers. Although DirectAdmin will still maintain its own DNS records for your domain, these DNS records will remain as unused orphans, because no other nameserver will point to them. This strategy is believed to work correctly, but is not supported by us and is used by you entirely at your own risk. You can find discussion about this in the DirectAdmin forums, which you can access by following the Help link on your DirectAdmin control panel.
If you add a domain to your DirectAdmin account but you wish to keep any web site and mailbox(es) for that domain elsewhere, you may be able to do this with some care. You will need to manually make any A and MX records for that domain point to the appropriate servers elsewhere. Even then, however, any mail arriving for addresses in that domain will be delivered locally. Thus, if any user on the same DirectAdmin server sends mail to your domain, that mail will reach your DirectAdmin mailbox(es) on the same server and will not automatically go anywhere else. To make such mail go to your remote address anywhere else, you will need to explicitly forward each address in your domain.
For example, suppose you wish to administer the DNS for the domain example.com on the DirectAdmin server, but keep its web site and mail on some other ISP's servers. After adding example.com to the DirectAdmin server here, you will need to do the following.
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